06 December 2016
Joburg's red bus at the Munro Drive viewpoint in Houghton. (Image: City Sightseeing)
City Sightseeing Johannesburg launched its brand-new Green Tour this morning, 6 December 2016. The new tour showcases just how green and leafy Joburg is, and why it is known as one of the most wooded cities in the world.
The first stop and home to the new City Sightseeing ticket office is The Zone @ Rosebank. City Sightseeing also offers a shuttle service to this ticket office for customers staying at several hotels in Sandton and Melrose Arch.
“I believe the new Green Tour, with its departure point in Rosebank and hotel shuttle from Sandton, is going to make the City Sightseeing product much more accessible to tourists, business travellers and locals alike,” says City Sightseeing CEO Paul Nel.
The new City Sightseeing ticket office at The Zone @ Rosebank. (Image: City Sightseeing)
Starting in Rosebank, the City Sightseeing red bus stops at Zoo Lake, the Johannesburg Zoo and the Ditsong National Museum of Military History. From there, the bus departs to Constitution Hill via Munro Drive in Houghton, one of the most scenic roads in Joburg with its picturesque views over the city's leafy, green suburbs.
As passengers get on the red bus, they receive earphones that they can use to listen to colourful commentary based on the area’s rich history.
The Green Tour takes passengers past popular points of interest, reflecting on Johannesburg’s past and present.
At Constitution Hill, passengers are able to hop on the City Tour to explore the CBD and surrounding areas, at no additional cost. The Soweto extension tour is accessible with the City Tour at an additional charge.
“Johannesburg’s City Tour and Soweto Combo, which have been running since 2013, have primarily been focused on attractions in the inner city and Soweto. With the Green Tour added to the mix, customers will be able to explore Joburg’s leafy suburbs too, making for a truly diverse experience,” says Nel.
More about the Green Tour:
- You need only one ticket for both the City Tour and the Green Tour
- A one-day ticket giving you access to both the City Tour and the Green Tour costs R190 per adult (R170 online) and R90 per child aged five to 17
- A two-day ticket giving you access to both tours over two consecutive days costs R290 (R270 online) per adult and R180 per child
- You can opt to combine your one- or two-day ticket with our tour to Soweto. The one-day combo ticket will cost you R480 per adult (R430 online) and R220 per child, while you’ll pay R580 (R530 online) for a two-day adult combo ticket and R310 for a child
- Children four years and younger hop on the Joburg red bus free of charge (maximum two kids per adult)
- The first bus departs from Rosebank at 9am, with a bus departing every 30 minutes thereafter
- The Green Tour will take an hour to complete if you don't hop off at any of the stops
- The Green Tour and the City Tour combined will take two-and-a-half hours if you don’t hop off anywhere
- If you opt for the add-on tour to Soweto, add another two hours to your journey
- The earlier you start, the more you can hop off
- Commentary on the new tour will initially only be available in English, but other languages will be rolled out in due course
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